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A Lute Player by Edwin Austin Abbey

    A Lute Player by Edwin Austin Abbey

    A Lute Player by Edwin Austin Abbey was created in 1899. The painting is in Royal Academy of Arts London. The size of the work is 77 x 51,5 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    The Artist: American painter and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey (1852 – 1911) studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Christian Schuessele. Abbey began as an illustrator, producing numerous illustrations and sketches for such magazines as Harper’s Weekly (1871–1874) and Scribner’s Magazine. His illustrations began appearing in Harper’s Weekly before Abbey was twenty years old. He moved to New York City in 1871. His illustrations were strongly influenced by French and German black and white art.

    In 1890 he made his first appearance with an oil painting, “A May Day Morn”, at the Royal Academy in London. He received a gold medal at the Pan-American Exposition and was commissioned to paint the coronation of King Edward VII. It was the official painting of the occasion and, hence, resides at Buckingham Palace. He did receive a knighthood,[8] although some say he refused it in 1907. Friendly with other expatriate American artists, he summered at Broadway, Worcestershire, England, where he painted and vacationed alongside John Singer Sargent at the home of Francis Davis Millet… Read more

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